Small Business ALERTS-Data for Small Biz Week, Advocacy, May 4, 2016
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
May 4, 2016
Please see the update from the SBA Office of Advocacy. You can stay up-to-date on our office by reading our comment letters and reviewing our research. As always, we are seeking your input on current regulatory alerts and your participation in our regulatory roundtables. Please be in touch directly with the listed Advocacy contact for any questions or comments on these topics. Feel free to contact me with other questions or concerns.
——Elle Patout, Congressional Affairs and Public Relations Manager
HAPPY SMALL BUSINESS WEEK!
Stay in the conversation and provide your members with the information they crave. Advocacy’s new SBO fact sheets will provide you with all the tweetable statistics you need for a week devoted to small business.
This set of eight fact sheets provides a digestible overview of updated small business ownership data for women, veterans, minorities, and individual races and ethnicities based on ownership categories. Each fact sheet provides the number of small businesses by demographic group; employment; revenues; top industries; and where relevant, changes relative to the 2007 data.
ADVOCACY COMMENT LETTERS
Comment Letter to IRS: 4/27/16- Withdrawal of Proposed Nondiscrimination Rules Applicable to Certain Qualified Retirement Plan Benefit Formulas, Announcement 2016-16
The Small Business Advocate, March – April 2016
OPEN COMMENT PERIODS
Notice of Proposed Amendments to SBIR and STTR Policy Directives
The Small Business Administration is proposing to revise the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program’s policy directives to combine the two directives into one document. The proposed rule will also clarify the data rights and Phase III preference afforded to SBIR and STTR small business awardees, add definitions relating to data rights, and clarify the benchmarks for progress towards commercialization.
Comments are due here by June 6, 2016.
Advocacy Contact: Major Clark at 202-205-7150
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